In the Slovak Tatras, a 57-year-old man died in a bear attack. This is the first case in the past 100 years.
Forest Service Lesie Slovenske Republiki reports a fatal brown bear attack on humans in central Slovakia. Over the past two decades, the population of this animal species has tripled. The autopsy and the conclusion of the forensic expert confirmed that the death of a man from the Liptovska Luzna community occurred as a result of mortal wounds inflicted by a bear.
Just 20 years ago, there were about 900 bears in the mountainous regions of Slovakia, today there are 2,760 of them. The Forest Service has asked the authorities to legalize hunting for them. Last year alone, brown bears attacked humans five times, although there were no deaths.
The Ministry of the Environment says the collected DNA samples will help locate the animal. According to the website wwe.sme.sk, the man went to a forest near the village of Liptovska Luzna for a walk. Matthew Bodor, friend of the deceased, says: “We found him lying face down next to the path. He had injuries to his neck, abdomen, ribs. “
The website reports that this is the first death from a bear attack in Slovakia in the last century.